PGT for Genetic Prion Disease
What is genetic prion disease? Prion diseases are a group of rare, degenerative neurological disorders caused by changes in proteins normally found in the brain, called prions. The exact role of prion protein is unknown, but it is believed to be important to the...
An Introduction to Genetic Inheritance
Individuals who have family members with certain medical conditions may benefit by seeing a genetic counselor to explore the risk to develop the condition themselves as well as pass it on to their children. One part of the consultation will usually be to record the...
Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests Carry Genetic Privacy Risks
Do direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies take appropriate measures to secure the genetic privacy of consumers?
Oncology Nurses’ Knowledge and Educational Needs Surrounding PGT
The availability of preimplantation genetic testing (PGT), previously known as preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), for hereditary cancer syndromes like BRCA1 and BRCA2 or Lynch syndrome is fairly universal these days. Even five years ago, however, many healthcare...
Does PGT Increase the Risk for Birth Defects and Adverse Outcomes?
Couples who choose to undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) with preimplantation genetic testing (PGT, also known as preimplantation genetic diagnosis or PGD) are motivated by the desire to prevent the transmission of a genetic disease to their pregnancy. For many of...
New Study Profiles a Patient’s Experience of PGT for ADPKD
Case study on PGT for ADPKD, also referred to as PGD for ADPKD.